By James Beaty
A group of 25 high-achieving Eastern Oklahoma State College students were recently inducted into the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa during a campus ceremony in Wilburton. Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges. The organization seeks to foster scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. Membership is based on academic achievement and is granted by invitation only. To qualify for membership, students must have completed at least 12 hours of associate degree course work with a cumulative 3.5 grade point average. Pictured from left are, Callie Morris, Wilburton; Katelyn Coe, Fayetteville, Ark.; Rebecca Stewart, Stafford, Tex.; Caitlin Busby, Wilburton; Dan Wong, Wilburton; Lesa Curry, McAlester; Amber Jones, Stuart; Michael Staggs, McAlester; Chassidy Ward, Wilburton; Nichole Stuart, Talihina; Amanda Rhine, Lincoln, Ark.; Joseph Nelson, Talihina; Sarah Davidson, Haileyville; Larriann Chambers, Tushka and Kyle Buck, Broken Bow. Also inducted, but not in attendance were Misti Buckely, McAlester; Dianna Gage, Idabel; Set Hix, Mannford; Chelsea Hofegartner, Canadian; Larry James, Millerton; Catherine Lively, Broken Bow; Sandra McCabe, Wilburton; John Troussel, McAlester; Chris Turner, Tulsa; and Larry Whitney, Talihina.